My Library

Local History and Genealogy Reference books that we have in our family history library, organized by Dewey Decimal Number. I would be happy to do a quick look up for you; please just comment below to get in touch!

The list below includes physical materials in my personal collection. Some of the digital resources that I use can be found on my Digital Library page.

Local History Collection

Call number & Year Author(s) Title Subject
362.730973 CO


Concordia Lutheran Ministries The Concordia Story, 1881-2006 Pittsburgh Region (Penn.) – History
373.77328 GK


Genoa-Kingston High School Reflections De Kalb County (Ill.) – Yearbooks
373.77328 GK


Genoa-Kingston High School Reflections De Kalb County (Ill.) – Yearbooks
373.77328 GK


Genoa-Kingston High School Reflections De Kalb County (Ill.) – Yearbooks
373.77328 GK


Genoa-Kingston High School Reflections De Kalb County (Ill.) – Yearbooks
929.107207731 DU


DuMelle, Grace Finding your Chicago Ancestors Chicago (Ill.) – Genealogy
929.20973 CO


Colket, Meredith B. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 1607-1657 New England – Genealogy
929.3 VI


Virkus, Frederick A., ed. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750 New England – Genealogy
929.341 BU


Burke, Bernard The roll of Battle Abbey New England – Genealogy
929.374 BA


Banks, Charles Edward The English ancestry and homes of the Pilgrim Fathers New England – Genealogy
929.374 HO


Holmes, Frank R. Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 New England – Genealogy
929.374 RO


Roser, Susan Mayflower Increasings for three generations New England – Genealogy
929.3744 CR


Crawford, Mary Caroline Famous Families of Massachusetts   (Vol. 2) New England – Genealogy
929.3744 ES


Essex Institute Gravestone inscriptions and records of tomb burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass., 1918 New England – Genealogy
929.3744 OT


Otis, Amos Genealogical notes of Barnstable Families (Vol. 1, A-H) New England – Genealogy
929.3744 PO


Pope, Charles Henry Pioneers of Massachusetts: a descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns, and churches, and other contemporaneous documents New England – Genealogy
929.3744 RO


Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Marriages from the files of George Ernest Bowman New England – Genealogy
929.3744 WA


Wakefield, Robert S. and Charles T. Libby Plymouth Colony Marriages to 1650, by Robert S. Wakefield, and Mary Chilton’s title to celebrity, by Charles T. Libby (published together) New England – Genealogy
929.375665 LI


Linn, Jo White Surry County, North Carolina, Wills 1771-1827 Surry County (N.C.) – Genealogy
929.3773 IL


Illinois State Genealogical Society Prairie Pioneers of Illinois, vol. 1 Illinois – Genealogy
929.3773 IL


Illinois State Genealogical Society Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly (Vol. 31-38, 43-49) Illinois – Genealogy
929.377324 LO


Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society Genealogical Sources: DuPage County, Illinois DuPage County (Ill.) – Genealogy
929.5 DO


Doss, Juanita Gone but not forgotten: Veterans buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, Ill. De Kalb County (Ill.) – Genealogy
973.524 PE


Pearson, Gardner W. Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia: Called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a threatened invasion during the War of 1812-’14 Massachusetts – History
974.402 BA


Banks, Charles Edward The Planters of the Commonwealth; a study of the emigrants and emigration in colonial times New England – History
974.482 FI


Fiore, Jordan D., ed. Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims of Plymouth New England – History
974.482 GA


Garrett, Edmund H. The Pilgrim Shore New England – History
974.482 HI

1936 & 1941

Hills, Leon Clark The Mayflower Planters at Plymouth, Mass. 1620 and other newcomers to Ye Olde Colonie (Cape Cod series, vols. I and II) New England – History
974.482 NO


Noyes, Ethel J.R.C The Women of the Mayflower and Women of Plymouth Colony New England – History
974.482 SH


Shaw, Hubert Kinney Families of the Pilgrims (1620) New England – History
974.482 ST


Stoddard, Francis R. The Truth about the Pilgrims New England – History
974.69 HI


Hinman, R.R. Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut… New England – History
974.69 MA


Majdalany, Jeanne The Early Settlement of Stamford, Connecticut 1641-1700 New England – History
977.323 AT


Directory Service Company Farm and Ranch Directory of Kane County, Illinois Kane County (Ill.) – Maps
977.328 AT


D.W. Ensign & Co. Plat book of De Kalb County, Illinois : drawn and compiled from personal observations, actual surveys and county records De Kalb County (Ill.) – Maps
977.328 AT


Thompson and Everts Combination atlas map of DeKalb County, Illinois De Kalb County (Ill.) – Maps
977.328 AT


Thrift Press Atlas and plat book of De Kalb County, Illinois De Kalb County (Ill.) – Maps
977.328 AT


True Republican DeKalb County Farm Atlas and Business Guide De Kalb County (Ill.) – Maps
977.328 AT


Rockford Map Publishers Three year atlas and plat book, DeKalb County, Illinois: 1963, 1964, 1965 De Kalb County (Ill.) – Maps
977.328 BA


Bar Docket for DeKalb County, Illinois Circuit Court for February Term of 1939 De Kalb County (Ill.) – History
977.328 DE


DeKalb County Historical – Genealogical Society Cornsilk, 2017 – (Vol. 36, Issue 3 – current) De Kalb County (Ill.) – History
977.328 DE


DeKalb County Magazine, July 1988 (Vol. 1, Issue 3) and August 1988 (Vol. 1, Issue 4) De Kalb County (Ill.) – History
977.328 GK


Genoa-Kingston Bicentennial Commission Genoa-Kingston bicentennial history and program De Kalb County (Ill.) – History
977.328 HI


Higgins, Jo Fredell DeKalb (Images of America) De Kalb County (Ill.) – History
977.328 HO


An honor roll : containing a pictorial record of the gallant and courageous men from DeKalb County, Illinois, U.S.A., who served in the Great War, 1917–1918–1919 De Kalb County (Ill.) – History
977.328 KE


Kett, Henry F. The Voters and Tax-Payers of DeKalb County, Illinois De Kalb County (Ill.) – History
977.328 TO


Townsend, Lucy and Marcia G. Wilson Rural Schools Journeys: A Legacy of Learning, Histories of the One-room Schools in Dekalb County, Illinois De Kalb County (Ill.) – History
977.328025 DE


DeKalb County Historical Resources Guide De Kalb County (Ill.) – History – Sources
977.337 BU


Bureau County Genealogical Society The Complete Name Index to The Voters and Taxpayers of Bureau County, Illinois 1877 Bureau County (Ill.) – History – Sources
977.849300431 OW


Owens, Robert et. al. Here We Speak Low German = Hier snackt wi Plattdütsch Benton County (Mo.) – History
977.849300431 TR


Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Congregation – A Centennial History 1896 – 1996 Benton County (Mo.) – History

General Reference Collection

Call number & Year Author(s) Title Subject
020.72 CL


Clark, Rhonda L. and Nicole Wedemeyer Miller Fostering Family History Services: A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and Volunteers Libraries – Special Collections – Genealogy
771.46 TA


Taylor, Maureen A. Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images Photographs – Conservation and restoration
808.066929 PO


Polking, Kirk Writing Family Histories and Memoirs Genealogy – Authorship
808.066929 ST


Stratton, Penelope L. and Henry B. Hoff Guide to Genealogical Writing: How to Write and Publish Your Family History Genealogy – Authorship
929.1 AL


Allen, Desmond Walls Family History Detective: a Step-by-Step Guide to Investigating your Family Tree Genealogy – Handbooks, manuals, etc.
929.1 EL


Elder, Diana and Nicole Dyer Research Like a Pro: a Genealogist’s Guide Genealogy – Handbooks, manuals, etc.
929.1 QU


Quillen, W. Daniel Mastering Immigration & Naturalization Records, 2nd ed. Genealogy – Handbooks, manuals, etc.
929.1072 FL


 Fleming, Ann C. Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms Genealogy – Organization systems
929.1072041 MI


Milner, Paul Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering your English Ancestors Genealogy – England
929.108931 BR


Brandt, Edward R. et. al. Germanic Genealogy: A Guide to Worldwide Sources and Migration Patterns Genealogy – Germany
929.3485 CL


Clemensson, Per Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook Genealogy – Sweden

3 thoughts on “My Library

  1. Regarding “Rural Schools Journeys: A Legacy of Learning, Histories of the One-room Schools in Dekalb County, Illinois”. Can you tell me whether it has any photos of the Browne (or Brown) school in Milan township, DeKalb county? It was original Milan Township District #1 and later changed to #80 and eventually closed in 1952. A similar book about DeKalb county rural schools provided a few details about the Browne school but did not contain photos of that particular school.

    I do have an aerial photo from 1939 but it’s what you would expect. 😦

    thank you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Michael! There is some information about Brown School in that book, but no photo. Have you tried contacting the Joiner History Room in Sycamore? They have a lot of photos of area schools. Many of the photos were included in the book, but perhaps they’ve acquired a photo of it on the time since the book was published.


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